Democracy is not about political parties but our right to choose our governing legislation. America began with this premise in mind but as our Founding Fathers were drafting the constitution all the rhetoric was intended for White male property owners.
The 15th amendment gave Black men the right to vote and the 19th amendment included a woman's right to vote. Despite these laws, non-white people were once subjected to literary test that they were intended to fail and polling taxes that they could not pay. Today, these restrictions come in the form of closed or moved polling places, extra ID or being unable to verify voting status. Democracy can not exist if citizens of the United States of America are blocked from participating. We vote to shape our government and not the other way around.
Directors Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus create a call to action, using the story of Stacey Abrams. The 2018 gubernatorial candidate and first Black woman to run for governor, lost by approximately 50,000 votes to Brian Kemp who we learned blocked over 53,000 voter registrations. Abrams uses her platform to bring light to voter suppression.
This is the film that everyone needs to see as we prepare for Election Day. It’s an incredibly powerful and eye-opening movie. Life in Pumps has teamed up with Amazon films to provide passes for you to attend a virtual screening.
All In Film Screening Details
What: Virtual Screening
When: Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:00 PM
Where: The Comfort of Your Home
Please note: SPACE IS LIMITED, SO LOG IN EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SPOT AT THE SCREENING. You will recieve confirmation via email upon registration, and then about an hour before the screening, you will be notified to check-in to reserve your spot.
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